Postnatal Services

Helping you care for your cub throughout the postpartum period

Postnatal Doula

Practical in home support from an experienced postnatal doula.

CubCare Postnatal Course

Join other likeminded new parents on a weekly postnatal course designed to educate and support

Bump and Baby Cubs

Join our popular drop-in, no commitment bump and baby club. Run twice a month.

Postnatal Planning Workshops

Formulate your postnatal plan and understand your options.

Postnatal Doula services

Postnatal doulas provide emotional as well as practical support. We hold the space as you explore your new roles, and provide a helping hand where required.

I can be there to give you help after the birth and to ensure you are supported both practically and emotionally, allowing you to adjust at your own pace to life with a new-born.

I offer no judgement, but instead am there to provide the evidence so that you can make the decisions that are the best fit for your family.

If nights have taken a toll I can offer ad-hoc overnight support to help everyone get some much needed rest.

CubCare Postnatal Course

The CubCare Postnatal Course is designed to bring the best education, support and friendship. Suitable for those with babies up to 7 months. 

Run over 4 or 5 weeks you will get the best there is in terms of education. But if you are unable to commit to a whole course then you will be able to book the individual sessions too – just message me for details. 

Course Details

Each course will cover:

  • Babywearing basics – learn why babywearing is so beneficial, understand options and get carrying safely
  • Sleep – get the most of of infant sleep – learn tips and tricks for settling, understand sleep cycles and sleep hygiene.
  • Starting Solids – get confident for the next stage of your baby’s feeding journey
  • Infant development – learn helpful tips and tricks to help your baby to learn and develop
  • Postnatal recovery – learn how your body is recovering and how to support it best

 

Bump and Baby Cubs

Run every other week in Welwyn/Hatfield in different locations, this is your 1.5hr bump and baby club. Get together with others going through the same thing as you, to chat, get support and find friendships.

Facilitated by a trained course facilitator and perinatal leader.

 

Private Postnatal Planning Workshop

The only thing predictable about giving birth and life with a new baby is that it is unpredictable. You may be okay with the unknown or it may scare you; both feelings are common. 

Just because things can change does not mean that you should go into labour, birth and the postnatal period unprepared. Perhaps you know that you are facing a c-section or an induction and you want to prepare for this with one-to-one support to guide you through creating your birth plan. No matter what birth you are facing there are always choices that can be made. 

If you feel you would like some support to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare you for parenthood I can provide you with information and support. 

We will be able to discuss the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives for different paths. 

Taking place from the comfort of your own home, either via video call or in person. We can formulate a plan together and go through your options for labour, birth and the early days after having your baby. 

I usually offer this in a 2hr session for birth planning, and a 2hr session for postnatal planning. But depending on what support you think you may need this can be adapted to suit you and your timeframe.

Course Details

This will be entirely tailored to you but I can cover topics such as:

  • Choosing where to birth your baby
  • The path to birth
  • Stages of labour
  • Pain relief options
  • Hormones and birth environment, how they play a huge role in labour and birth
  • The importance of having back up plans – and help to form them
  • Comfort measures, best positions, massage, breathing
  • Induction
  • Caesarean
  • Help to formulate a birth plan
  • 4th Trimester
  • Breast feeding/ bottle feeding
  • The early days with your baby.

Testimonials

I’ve done Jilly’s birthing class with both my babies and I can honestly say I would recommend the classes to everyone. Both my children were induced and I was still able to have the calm controlled birth that I’d hoped for. The knowledge and understanding you get of the labour process is so empowering and the breathing and relaxation is just amazing. Thank you Jilly!

Meira

Birthing Class

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Jilly, thank you so much for everything you taught during Daisy Birthing & Parent. It honestly made a huge difference to how positive my birth was. My partner was so supportive and prepared thanks to the parent classes. I felt completely in control for the entire 26 hour labour – I just felt so calm, the breaths were incredible and the consultant commented on how she couldn’t believe I’d refused an epidural. I felt confident enough to question and on occasion challenge recommendations of the midwives so that the birth ended up being as natural as possible! A very positive experience to look back on. Thank you!!

Stephanie

My husband and I attended Jilly’s one-day Birthing Workshop (when I was 33 weeks pregnant) and found it to be extremely informative, helpful and fun. We were able to take away some very useful breathing and massage techniques, to help us through labour, and it was really nice to meet some fellow mums-to-be who were at the same stage of pregnancy as me, along with their husbands who also attended the workshop. Jilly was very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming and so I didn’t hesitate in signing up to her baby classes once my son had arrived.

Ashley

Birthing Workshop

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all you taught myself and my partner in our classes! I honestly wouldn’t of been able to get through it without the breathing techniques we learnt! And we both felt so in control as we knew all the info and our options!! Thank you again!

Emily

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Please contact me if you have any questions.

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